8 days in Beaufort & Charleston Itinerary

8 days in Beaufort & Charleston Itinerary

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8 days in Beaufort & Charleston Itinerary

Start: Beaufort
1
Beaufort
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Beaufort

4
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Church of the Cross and Hunting Island Lighthouse. Visit Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilton Head (Coastal Discovery Museum, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park, shop like a local with Thibault Gallery, stop by Monkey's Uncle, and steep yourself in history at Old Sheldon Church Ruins.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Beaufort road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Beaufort. In April, daytime highs in Beaufort are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, The Church of the Cross
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Charleston History Tours, then expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument, then snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Washington Square.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip planner .

You can drive from Beaufort to Charleston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Charleston sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching